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1 Routes into Teacher Education Primary & Post-Primary Every effort is made to ensure that information is correct however it is essential to check all details at source before making decisions

2 Handouts available

3 Handouts available

4 Primary Teaching - Ireland 2 routes Full-time course On-line course Hibernia College Both Routes Recognised by Teaching Council / Department of Education Same minimum entry requirements see CDC Information Sheets for details

5 Honours Leaving Cert Irish? At least C3 in honours Irish required What if I don t have this? Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (Level B2) Contact Maynooth University Language Centre for details) Re-sit Leaving Cert Honours Irish Teacher Training in the U.K. See Hibernia College website for details of other alternative qualifications accepted by them

6 What can you do now? Contact Language Centre about TEG Contact State Examinations Commission Re-sitting Leaving Cert

7 Full-time Course College based Dublin: Froebel Dept, Maynooth University, St. Patrick s College (Drumcondra) Colaiste Mhuire (Marino) Limerick: Mary Immaculate 2 years Cannot guarantee that course will run in future years course sanctioned on a yearly basis Full details of entry requirements on CDC Information Sheets and on various college websites

8 Applications Course likely advertised soon Closing date mid-november (to be confirmed) Interviews likely in early January 2016 Course starts in September Application forms can be downloaded from websites of course provides Contact details on CDC Information Sheet Can apply to BOTH centres (Dublin and Limerick) Use one application form for all 3 Dublin area colleges and another for Mary Immaculate (Limerick)

9 When can I apply? Full-time course Course starts in September/October Hibernia Apply in final year 2 intakes: October & February See for details of upcoming intakes

10 How are places awarded? Application Form Interview and Irish Oral Why do people not get places? Irish not at adequate standard Not sufficient research into teaching Spend time in a school Classroom observation Talking with teachers Becoming familiar with curriculum and current issues

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13 What can you do now? Practice your Irish Get observation in primary schools Variety of schools Variety of classes Gain as much observation experience as possible Contact school principal, explain that you need observation (not teaching experience)

14 Post-Primary Teaching - Ireland 4 NUI Universities Maynooth University, UCC, UCD, NUI,Galway, Trinity College Dublin University of Limerick Dublin City University Hibernia College

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16 NUI / PAC Applications Apply in final year to start course September after graduation Closing Date 1 st December Application Fee - 80 Late Applications 17 th February Late Application Fee 120

17 Quotas Business Subjects Each of the four NUI Universities will allow a maximum of 10% of available places for applicants holding business related degrees You are in this category if you have Business, Commerce, Economics or Accounting in your degree

18 How are places allocated? Points System Points awarded based on most recent exam results If applying in 3 rd year Arts, points based on your 2 nd year results, if applying 4 th year Science, points based on 3 rd year results etc.

19 Non-Business Related Degree Business Related Degrees

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21 Points (contd.) Points required varies each year not possible to predict points required for 2016 entry or subsequent years Average grades required for 2015 Entry Varies depending on university 56% - 62% (for non-business related degrees) 46% - 62% (for business related degree various for different universities)

22 What if I don t get a place this year? How can I increase my points? Re-apply the following year with final year results Additional Qualifications (only eligible if completed at time of application) Undergraduate Postgraduate Course must be completed by 1 st December in year of application Relevant Paid Professional Experience Other options...apply to other universities

23 Increasing Points PAID Professional Experience Examples: In education / With young people Full-time Teaching in another country using your degree subject TEFL Teaching to groups Working full-time as a special needs assistant or classroom assistant Full-time employment as a sports coach, youth organiser or in a nursery/care setting with children

24 PAID Professional Experience Related to teaching subject (normally at graduate level) Employment as Accountant (Business Studies teacher) Translator (Languages teachers) Laboratory Technician (Science teachers) See for further details of acceptable / unacceptable experience 1 point awarded for each year of experience

25 PAID Professional Experience Must provide detailed documentation e.g. job description, tax records Full-time /Part-time paid professional experience In education Working with young people Related to teaching subject

26 Increasing your points Paid Professional Experience 1 point for each year of experience Qualifications Another undergraduate Degree = 4 points Postgraduate Diploma = 3 points Masters = 6 points Undergraduate Diploma = 2 points Undergraduate Certificate = 1 point

27 Teaching Experience Points no longer awarded for unpaid / unqualified teaching experience

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29 Trinity College: Professional Master of Education 2 year Course Applications will open 1 st November 2015 Closing Date: 31 st January 2016 Apply when you are in final year Application fee: 45 approx Apply online to TCD through at

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31 Trinity College Apply for a PME in a specific subject Places awarded on basis of On-line application Form Interview Teaching Experience or other work with young people very important

32 University of Limerick Professional Master of Education Two-year courses Mathematics Business Music Languages French, German, Gaelige, Spanish, Japanese, English as a foreign language

33 Closing dates Music 8 th January 2016 Business 31 st January 2016 Languages 5 th February 2016 Mathematics 10 th February 2016

34 University of Limerick Professional Master of Education Apply when you are in final year Need 2.2 Honours in your degree results but don t need to have completed your degree to apply Apply online Application Form / Interview Languages: Oral Music: Audition Technology: Bench-test

35 Dublin City University Professional Master of Education (PME) Closing Date: early December 2015 (to be confirmed) Apply in final year Application Fee: 50 Application to DCU through

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37 Dublin City University Part-time course (2 years) Currently 5pm 8pm Tuesday & Wednesday Selection: Application Form & Interview When applying to DCU you must have arranged your teaching practice before you send in your application

38 Dublin City University Teaching experience not essential Other relevant experience with young people useful Performance at interview important

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40 Hibernia College: Professional Master of Education 2 intakes per year October and February 2 year course 24 weeks teaching practice (3 blocks) Contact Hibernia College for application form Application fee 60 (early application) 95 late applications

41 Hibernia College Personal statement important Interview Must demonstrate awareness of teaching as a career Classroom observation and other experience with young people important

42 Teaching Council: Registration For each teaching subject the Teaching Council have a list of requirements including the modules you must take as part of your degree. It is important to refer to this list when making your module selection Details of the new system for qualification assessment can be found at https://www./sites/default/files/assets/document/curricular%20subj ect%20requirments%20after%20january% pdf and

43 Teacher Education UK Primary and Post-Primary Centralised Applications UCAS Teacher Training Universities in England and Wales UCAS Undergraduate Scotland Apply in final year No closing date (England and Wales) Applications open October 2016 Advisable to apply as early as possible

44 Postgraduate/Professional Certificate in Education (PGCE) Primary / Secondary One year Course Most courses are 60 credits Some courses offer additional credits Courses in Ireland have 120 credits

45 Entry requirements Secondary: See CDC Information Sheets or https://www.ucas.com/ucas/teacher-training or for general Entry Requirements in English & Maths GCSE Leaving Cert Ordinary Level Important to check with individual colleges re: specific entry requirements

46 Entry requirements Primary England / Wales Must have Ordinary Level C in Leaving Cert English and Maths Also Ordinary Level C in Leaving Cert Science subject See https://www.ucas.com/ucas/teachertraining or for full details

47 UK Applications Centralised applications England and Wales (click teacher training) Application Fee 23 Scotlandwww.ucas.com (click Undergraduate) Application Fee 12 for 1 choice or 23 for up to 5 choices Northern Ireland apply directly to colleges see individual college websites for details

48 Choices 3 Choices Not recommended to apply for both primary and post-primary on the same application form

49 Professional Skills Tests for England English and Maths Must have sent in course application and have application number before applying for skills tests Must be taken online at official centre Centre in Belfast First attempt at test is free If unsuccessful must may for 2 nd /3 rd attempts If unsuccessful at 3 rd attempt can t apply for teacher education again for 2 years

50 Applications Same on-line application for Primary and Secondary Can apply for 3 courses Not recommended to apply for a mixture of primary and secondary courses on same form

51 Training Routes There are a number of training routes handles through the UCAS Teacher Training website It is important that you choose a route that guarantees both a PGCE and QTS Useful Links

52 Finding colleges Click on Course Search Click on Teacher Training Select Primary or Secondary Select subject If applying for primary select Primary again under Subject

53 Researching UK Colleges Visit college website Research course and college Confirm specific college entry requirements Consider location airport / transport Make list of preferences

54 How are places allocated? Application Form Personal Statement Interview in U.K. Teaching Observation VERY important!

55 Funding England & Wales Information subject to change Top-up Fees Up to 9,000stg Exact amount determined by individual institutions Payable once you start teaching and are earning more than 22,000 Apply to Student Loan Company to cover course fees (after offered place on course)

56 Funding Training Bursary England & Wales Training Bursary offered Depends on standard of degree and subjects studies England https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/bursaries-and-funding Wales Training Grant not offered in Scotland or Northern Ireland

57 Scotland Apply for funding from SAAS (Student Awards Agency for Scotland) See for further details Tel: (option 2)

58 Can I come back immediately after PCGE? UK - Probation Year for full recognition of qualification From January 2011 necessary to have QTS / TQ from country in which you trained before can be registered in Ireland Must do a Probation/Induction year in the UK See for details

59 Qualification Recognised in Ireland for Primary??? In past years the shortfall related to Irish Exam Irish Exam (SCG) /Adaptation Period (OCG) Written Oral Aural Certain exemptions if hold a Degree in Irish From 2014 Primary Teacher Education in Ireland is a 2 year programme so there is a shortfall in credits studied in UK when compared to Ireland

60 Qualification Recognised in Ireland for Secondary? When returning from UK in the past students had to sit an exam on the History of the Irish Education System From 2014 Post-Primary Teacher Education in Ireland is a 2 year programme (120 credits) so there is a shortfall in credits and possibly number of hours of teaching practice studied in UK when compared to Ireland This has implications for ability of returning newly qualified teachers to register with the Irish Teaching Council and means that you will have to make up the shortfall in credits

61 Studying in the UK??? Some UK institutions are making changes in response to the new Teaching Council requirements These colleges recommend staying in the UK for 3 year 1. Complete your PGCE 2. Complete your Induction Year and possibly start taking some Masters credits 3. Spend another year teaching in the UK and complete the remainder of masters credits (180 credits in total including the 60 from your PGCE)

62 Northern Ireland Applications made directly to colleges Primary Leaving Cert science required

63 Northern Ireland Closing dates vary - some are November 2015 Check individual college websites Post-Primary University of Ulster (November Closing Date) Queen s University Belfast (November Closing Date) Primary University of Ulster (November Closing Date) Stranmillis University College (Early Years)# St Mary s University College (Irish Medium)

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